Michele McCormack, Anchor
For me, the title of editor and reporter is just as important as anchor. Even though most people just see me anchoring, I am often very involved behind the scenes. I began as a photographer and editor and worked my way up in the industry as a reporter, and it's that level of understanding and experience I bring to the anchor desk every day at noon and 4 p.m.
Since joining CBS 58 in 2005, I have worked every shift from early morning, to weekends, to the late show after Thursday Night Football.
I have been honored and humbled to be singled out by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for my writing and reporting.
In 2016, I received recognition for my live on-scene reporting by the WBA. It is something that is very important to me since there is still the perception that anchors are just talking heads.
Those same skills that earned me recognition in the field in 2016 , also garnered recognition this same year for covering breaking news from the desk.
I was also grateful in 2015 to have received the Award of Appreciation from the Emerald Society of Wisconsin for my work to bring fairness to the coverage of law enforcement issues.
I have guided viewers through challenging times during the Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek and celebrated alongside the Badgers and their run to the Final Four.
I am strongly connected to my family's Celtic roots and the struggle for civil rights in Northern Ireland very much influenced my decision to enter broadcasting with the goal of giving everyone a voice.
My professional achievements include the Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of the great Midwestern flood of 1993, an Emmy nomination for the cargo plane crash in Kansas City, Missouri, and the George M. Steele media award for emergency responder reporting from the New Jersey Firefighters Benevolent Association.
As a reporter in Philadelphia, I traveled the country to cover stories such as the Shuttle Columbia disaster, the Presidential Recount, the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, PA, and receiver Terrell Owens' incredible recovery from a broken leg to join the Eagles football team in the Super Bowl.
I am a proud United States Air Force Mom. My family has always understood that I have a personal connection and obligation to viewers that sometimes means I'm working through a holiday.
My hobbies include hiking and bicycling. I enjoy all the authentic beer gardens and ethnic and neighborhood festivals that keep our state hopping all year long.
I dabble in Irish singing and have represented Milwaukee at the All Ireland competition.
I am a longtime supporter of the Fellowship Open which raises millions of dollars to assist young people, in particular African American young men, in furthering their education.
I am very serious when it comes to the news, but enjoy laughing and believe simple traditions and celebrations are equally as newsworthy because they give us a complete perspective of the community we call home.
Articles by Michele McCormack
- New Wisconsin Craft Beverage Coalition is formed
- Milwaukee area man jailed in middle east over prescription med mix up finally released
- HAWS expanding Mod Squad program for shelter animals
- Purple Stride Milwaukee to wage hope and end pancreatic cancer is this Saturday, June 24th at Miller Park
- Racine kid is a CEO at 10!
- Half off Wisconsin State Fair Tickets available for limited time
- Local policing expert urges analysis of supervisors when it comes to use of force by rank and file
- Family of dead driver refutes Sheriff Clarke's claim that dash cam shows their son nearly running over deputy
- "Nursing 1-2-1" giving unique jump start to high school students wanting careers in nursing
- Graduates of Project SEARCH prepare to enter workforce
- Local neuropsychologist Michelle Braun dispelling myths about Alzheimer's and memory loss
- EXCLUSIVE: Part 2 of our interview with homeless advocate Sister MacCannon Brown and why she split from the shelter she founded
- Huge turnout for first ever Ink for the Cure for Susan G Komen Wisconsin
- Homeless advocate Sister MacCanon Brown is moving forward after painful departure from non profit she founded
- Expert Brian Dorow explains use of force training for Wisconsin law enforcement
- Sister MacCanon Brown prepares to launch new Milwaukee homeless sanctuary
- Ink for the Cure offers free breast cancer awareness tattoos on Tuesday, Pettit Ice Center
- New Police Officer was once homeless, celebrates graduation with dozens of recruits
- Congressman Ryan says President Trump didn't know any better when communicating with FBI Director
- Free beer at Harp Pub Thursday evening to welcome new Paddle Tavern to Milwaukee River
- Protection from tick bites and knowing the right repellents to use on children
- Project SEARCH announces new internship program at Mitchell International
- New twist for this Saturday's Rock 'N Sole and Kids Run to Read at Summerfest Grounds
- Hunger Task Force and USDA resume free summer meals program in Milwaukee and Milwaukee County
- Security Expert Brian Dorow says most businesses don't have a plan to respond to workplace violence
- Governor Walker takes swipe at media while visiting Waukesha County elementary school students
- Baby delivered at Germantown Park and Ride
- Sister Joel Read make one final visit to Alverno College
- The Milwaukee VA is celebrating 150 years with free doughnuts and salutes
- Doggie day spa opens at Westin Hotel in downtown Milwaukee
- Bikers and doctors coming together for the Annual "Have a Heart" Ride for the Cardiovascular Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin
- Community rallies so Plymouth seniors can wear military honor ropes at graduation
- Kenosha student wins appeal to use boys bathroom
- Parking lot explosion caught on camera in Ukraine
- Local students do well in "World of 7 Billion" video contest
- Cafe Hollander marks opening of new location in Brookfield by donating to charity
- Chief Ed Flynn calling for more resources for gun court in wake of weekend violence
- Man bitten defending his dog from two other dogs in West Allis
- Max, the original canine bed bug hunter, is retiring
- Woman talks about why she jumped on her car when thief got behind the wheel
- Milwaukee Alderman Khalif Rainey pushing for proactive approach to repairing potholes
- Sculpture Milwaukee taking shape along Wisconsin Avenue
- Wisconsin American Legion hoping to persuade Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission to enhance preference to veterans
- Dr. Steven Dykstra of Milwaukee Co. Behavioral Health Division on how to address anxiety in children in concert attack aftermath
- Kohl's workers volunteer for largest food sort in history
- Greenfield High School stages mock crash involving drinking and texting and driving
- Milwaukee County Board Chairman Theodore Lipscomb isn't quite sure what to make of Sheriff Clarke's announcement that he's leaving
- Officials criticize family for “reckless behavior” after sea lion grabs girl
- Waukesha 6th graders get to name the new We Energies baby falcons
- A day of service turns out to be a joy, not a chore, at Waukesha North
- An Exceptional Chorus holds fundraiser for road trip this summer
- Clarke Square neighborhood getting a makeover courtesy of Block Build MKE and Sherwin-Williams national painting week
- Driver gets 39 years behind bars for crash that killed three women in Uber car
- Clarke Street School in Milwaukee helps Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years
- Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's "good grief" moment
- Summerfest 50 exhibit opens at Historical Society
- Gee's Clippers moving to Milwaukee's Bronzeville Neighborhood
- WISE initiative with lesson on being a safe person for those struggling with mental health
- McDonald's Unwrapped raising money for Hunger Task Force and Sharp Literacy
- Storm victims talk about picking up all the pieces from last night's storm in Milwaukee
- Sources: Trump shared classified info with Russians
- Victory for Veterans sets lofty goal of zero veteran suicides and zero veterans homeless
- Employer Support of the Guard and the Reserve Breakfast starts Armed Forces Week in Milwaukee
- St. Camillus in Wauwatosa shattering the image of hospice with focus on life
- Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Celebrates Silver Anniversary Saturday, May 13th
- Beach suddenly reappears after 33 years
- MPS students "blown away" with free trip to Washington D.C.
- Tough call for Greenfield Firefighters on duck rescue
- Packer Blake Martinez congratulates Swanson Elementary for raising money to fight cancer
- Milwaukee Law Enforcement honored with wreath laying
- Preparations underway for Juneteenth Observances in Milwaukee
- Family of Milwaukee boy who died shielding cousin from fire meets first responder for the first time
- Milwaukee Riverkeeper launches "Adopt a River" program
- Checking in with the Milwaukee Riverkeeper on the health of our local waterways
- Milwaukee Police honor young boy who died while shielding his little cousin from arson fire
- Free groceries await early bird shoppers Wednesday, May 10th
- Tonight's your chance to seek out jobs with the new Bucks arena project
- Think and Believe Self Empowerment Conference May 24th at Majestic in Brookfield
- Tourism is up in Wisconsin and Milwaukee is bringing in a lion's share of money
- Manhunt for gun thief cost Rock County law enforcement nearly $130,000